Building upon the success of the HE1000, the HIFIMAN HE1000se Planar Magnetic Open-Back Headphones feature nanometer-thin diaphragms, acoustically invisible stealth magnets, thick asymmetrical earpads, and two sets of high-quality cables to achieve reference-quality sound for audiophiles and audio enthusiasts at home, in the studio, or with portable devices.
Open-back headphone designs are often higher-performance but have poor noise isolation and leak sound. Closed-back designs provide better noise isolation and leak less sound.
Over-ear headphones sit over your ear and surround your ear with a ring of padding. On-ear headphones are padded but rest on top of your ear. In-ear monitors are worn inside your ear canal.
Speakers and headphones use a device called a 'driver' to create sound. Different types of drivers have different strengths and weaknesses, but can all produce great sound. Common varieties include dynamic, planar magnetic, and electrostatic.
Some headphones require the power of an amplifier to reach comfortable listening volumes.
Connectivity refers to the method in which the headphones connect to the audio source. Headphones can be either wired or wireless.
Hifman HE1000se Planar Magnetic Open-Back Headphones
With the planar magnetic drivers, the headphones offer a frequency response of 8 Hz to 65 kHz with an impedance of 35 Ohms. The comfortable headband is designed to accommodate a wide range of head sizes, while the asymmetrical ear cups follow the natural shape of the human ear for a proper seal that's comfortable for long listening sessions. The outer enclosure is CNC milled and hand-polished for a striking appearance. The headphones ship with a standard 3.5mm cable and an updated 4.4mm balanced cable, as well as a 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter.
- Nanometer-thick diaphragm
- Acoustically invisible stealth magnets
- Reduced distortion and harmonious sound
- Frequency Response: 8 Hz to 65 kHz
- Window Shade system protects the driver and is optimized for the open-back design
- Asymmetrical earcups follow natural shape of the human ear
- Sturdy connector design
- CNC milled and hand polished
- Includes 3.5mm cable, 4.4mm balanced cable, and a 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter
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What's In The Box?
- HIFIMAN HE1000se Planar Magnetic Open-Back Headphones
- Headphone Cable with 3.5mm Mini-Jack Plug
- Headphone Cable with Balanced 4.4mm Plug
- Limited 3-Year Warranty
Headphone sensitivity measures how loud a pair of headphones will be at a given signal strength. Headphones with higher sensitivity ratings will produce louder sounds than headphones with lower sensitivity ratings. It is measured in dB SPL (decibels of sound pressure level) per unit of power (typically 1 milliWatt) or sometimes unit of voltage (typically 1 Volt) from the source at a frequency of 1 kHz.
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
When driving headphones at high volumes, it is possible for the diaphragm (the ‘speaker’ inside the headphones) to be unable to move fast enough. This leads to distortion, manifesting itself as crackling, popping or the alteration of musical notes. Most headphones will fall below 1% THD.
Headphone frequency response refers to the frequency-specific sensitivity of the output. Frequency responses show the range that headphones are capable of reproducing—a graph shows which frequencies are accentuated over others. The ideal range covers the audible sound range of 20 Hz – 20 kHz.
|Driver Type||Planar Magnetic|
|Driver Materials & Size|
|Headphone Weight||440 grams|
Warranty differs from manufacturer to manufacturer. Warranty covers factory defects but most manufacturers do not cover drops, water damage, driver damage, mistreatment of the product, etc.. It is always best to look at the manufacturer's website for the most up to date warranty information.
|1 year manufacturer's warranty|